Monday, July 30, 2007

Experimental Ales

I still have not brewed anything as of yet, although Amanda and I are wanting to brew and conduct an experiment. We have a few hurdles to pass, but it will be. More to come on what and when it will actually be. Possibly a 2 fruit wit beers.

Quote of the day...

Beer is like sex, even if it's bad, it's still pretty good . . . unless there's a yeast infection involved (in the beer, of course, or . . . take it how you want) Anonymous

Friday, July 20, 2007

WCP 2008

Not knowing what to expect I am still excited to learn that in 2008 the World Beer Cup is coming to San Diego!!! I hope I can get in to taste some delicious beers from around the world...


Friday, July 13, 2007

New Tastings

I think every year that passes I become more of a beer snob! I hate to say that I am a snob about anything, but due to the bigger beer companies taking advantage of their deep pockets and the laziness of the public to educate themselves properly on what they were drinking.

Anyhow, off the soap box!

New things this year that I have done is start a cellar. It really began last year but I now own a dedicated beer fridge where only certain beers will be aged for quite sometime. I'm thinking that some beers will be cellared for at least a year, maybe even 3-4 years. I can't wait to taste them.

Also, I will be making a fermentation chiller to make some beer in summer to drink in the winter.

New beer tastings have been o'plenty. My favorite thus far has to be the Lagunitas shut down brown. It has a very delicious assertive aroma, slightly dry on the palate, and a beautiful brown color. Very delicious well rounded beer I can't wait to drink it again.

I recently had a weiss beer that was very good, even though I am not a wheat beer man this beer was very good.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

New Fermentations


After reading my last entry I have realized that I have been away for quite awhile. I have not brewed since last november. I guess training and holidays were the culprits of my time. Although, I have been getting the urge to brew again as Amanda is very excited and familiar about it since her dad used to do it. She may well understand the chemistry much better than I. Mmmm...maybe the between the two of us we can make a tasty beer.

Fermenting = Maple brown (i think)

On deck = Fruit, IPA, pale ale, or holiday beer

Happy fermentations!